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by shereblue
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The sub-par crunch aka Autumn Cup Final
Replies: 24
Views: 590

Re: The sub-par crunch aka Autumn Cup Final

Alas, it seems that the French are almost at South African levels of fritness. Poor show, Frenchies. :thumbdown: the real issue is why is Eddie so frit to ever mix his game and his selections. It's not as if there's ever been more than a dull, formulaic efficiency, the limitations of which get expo...
by shereblue
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The sub-par crunch aka Autumn Cup Final
Replies: 24
Views: 590

Re: The sub-par crunch aka Autumn Cup Final

Alas, it seems that the French are almost at South African levels of fritness. Poor show, Frenchies. :thumbdown: the real issue is why is Eddie so frit to ever mix his game and his selections. It's not as if there's ever been more than a dull, formulaic efficiency, the limitations of which get expo...
by shereblue
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has Israel been a bit naughty?
Replies: 186
Views: 6321

Re: Has Israel been a bit naughty?

Has Irael signed upto the NPT? I doubt it. No time to double check but would be gobsmacked if it had They haven't, I was more thinking how would Iran be stopped or punished for developing weapons - being signatories to the NPT, and how Israel could be punished for assassinating a civilian without i...
by shereblue
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has Israel been a bit naughty?
Replies: 186
Views: 6321

Re: Has Israel been a bit naughty?

Can someone explain the situation in reality and in international law in relation to Israel and the NPT. And with specific referrence to point 4 above. :? The UN Security Council enforces the NPT in theory. So unlikely to get anything done through that, given everyone has a veto. Still like to see ...
by shereblue
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has Israel been a bit naughty?
Replies: 186
Views: 6321

Re: Has Israel been a bit naughty?

Can someone explain the situation in reality and in international law in relation to Israel and the NPT. And with specific referrence to point 4 above. :? The UN Security Council enforces the NPT in theory. So unlikely to get anything done through that, given everyone has a veto. Still like to see ...
by shereblue
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17866
Views: 409357

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9000815/Furious-British-expats-blast-EUs-new-post-Brexit-travel-rules.html Don't see the issue here. One of the points behind Brexit is that we will no longer have free movement. It works both ways and EU countries are entitled to have their own immigration ...
by shereblue
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17866
Views: 409357

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9000815/Furious-British-expats-blast-EUs-new-post-Brexit-travel-rules.html Don't see the issue here. One of the points behind Brexit is that we will no longer have free movement. It works both ways and EU countries are entitled to have their own immigration ...
by shereblue
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17866
Views: 409357

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9000815/Furious-British-expats-blast-EUs-new-post-Brexit-travel-rules.html Don't see the issue here. One of the points behind Brexit is that we will no longer have free movement. It works both ways and EU countries are entitled to have their own immigration ...
by shereblue
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has Israel been a bit naughty?
Replies: 186
Views: 6321

Re: Has Israel been a bit naughty?

If additional measures are required, what have you in mind? Operation Opera II. The Israelis will not stand idle while Iran develops nuclear warheads. Appeasement failed before, and they have learned the lessons of history. So you tree huggers might as well get over it, and move on. Israel has a ra...
by shereblue
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 37661
Views: 1622055

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

Meanwhile, in the fiercest UK derby outside of Glasgow, Swindon Town came back from 0-1 to 2-1 in the last 5 minutes. Like something a little less effete? Here's a clip of the mighty Reds showing the honest commitment needed to change the momentum in Real Football . https://twitter.com/i/status/1332...
by shereblue
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has Israel been a bit naughty?
Replies: 186
Views: 6321

Re: Has Israel been a bit naughty?

Do we just accept Iran's threats as smack talk? Just a bit of bantz between old friends? The idealists in this thread are so naive. IN THIS THREAD most people KNOW Iran is run by a bunch of murderous Right wing Theocratic Zealots with no respect for their people or any others. Their pervasive poiso...
by shereblue
Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has Israel been a bit naughty?
Replies: 186
Views: 6321

Re: Has Israel been a bit naughty?

There are a lot of posters here that support Iran getting nuclear weapons. Of course, none of them say it. They’re slippery - they deflect to issues that have nothing to do with Iran. But they want a nuclear Iran. Why? Well, you’d have to think they want Israel to be destroyed and millions to die. ...
by shereblue
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has Israel been a bit naughty?
Replies: 186
Views: 6321

Re: Has Israel been a bit naughty?

Do you think the world will be more or less safe if a fundamentalist Shia theocracy in the Middle East gets nukes? Do you think Israel would be safer? What do you think the role of a nation’s government is? It would be an awful place. However, state sanctioned murder makes us no better than the ter...
by shereblue
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has Israel been a bit naughty?
Replies: 186
Views: 6321

Re: Has Israel been a bit naughty?

For me if he’s working on the weapons programme he’s fair game. Does it work the other way around? Can Iran go after say BAE employees? Do you think the world will be more or less safe if a fundamentalist Shia theocracy in the Middle East gets nukes? Do you think Israel would be safer? What do you ...
by shereblue
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121398
Views: 5239868

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

By any measure the votes cast are the votes of US citizens entitled to vote and expressing their preference. That isn't even in dispute in Pa. What is being disputed is whether they cast their vote legally, and as far as those voters are concerned, they did. There was no attempt of fraud or deceit....
by shereblue
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17866
Views: 409357

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

If one poster was going to not understand a factor of 10 it was going to be you. ( this was aimed at Lasoule not TSG. ) The rest of the world does not think that your place is that important nowadays. Not worth the troubles. Vietnam it is :thumbup: . The Socialist Republic of Vietnam has not attemp...
by shereblue
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17866
Views: 409357

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

If one poster was going to not understand a factor of 10 it was going to be you. ( this was aimed at Lasoule not TSG. ) The rest of the world does not think that your place is that important nowadays. Not worth the troubles. Vietnam it is :thumbup: . The Socialist Republic of Vietnam has not attemp...
by shereblue
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RIP Diego Maradona
Replies: 112
Views: 3598

Re: RIP Diego Maradona

In a country still coming out of lockdown, the government has staged a state funeral at the Presidential Residence, with thousands of people attending, and decreed three days of national mourning. He was a great footballer, but a horrible person, always prone to endorse the worse kind of leaders wh...
by shereblue
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17866
Views: 409357

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Amazing that the EU is still trying really. Certainly shows that the great unwashed were right about the EU being a bunch of cvnts. EU has been too soft. Hopefully they will approach future negotiations more firmly. We've been part of it for 40-odd years, and this is how it treats us as an independ...
by shereblue
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17866
Views: 409357

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Thick plum from Planet Zog unaware of Covid pandemic:

https://i.imgur.com/8H70Q3H.png
by shereblue
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Top 4 now South Africa, England, New Zealand and France
Replies: 39
Views: 1847

Re: Top 4 now South Africa, England, New Zealand and France

One swallow does not a summer make. Three home games, and one of those you lost to Scotland (FFS!) I guess you did not follow France in the last 8 years. France first win in Scotland in 6 years came last week. Just for context. There is huge improvement. I repeat, I didn't say they are the finished...
by shereblue
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RIP Diego Maradona
Replies: 112
Views: 3598

Re: RIP Diego Maradona

Great footballer but no serious argument can be made that he was the greatest imo No other player can be said to have come as close to having won the World Cup basically as a solo operation. You don't have to accept him as the best ever, but you can't have the conversation without mentioning his na...
by shereblue
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Top 4 now South Africa, England, New Zealand and France
Replies: 39
Views: 1847

Re: Top 4 now South Africa, England, New Zealand and France

Based on what? .... not falling apart when England came back at them in a home test? Based on France finishing second in the 6N for the first time in 8 years at least, winning 4 out of 5 for the first time in so many years too, scoring more tries in one 6N that in the last 4 years of test rugby bef...
by shereblue
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17866
Views: 409357

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

The difference is that America saw the error and corrected course. The Pigdogs doubled down on their bone deep stupidity in the last general. And now a US administration is back that is keen to put a Russia that has destablised America fimrly back in its box and will not be looking too kindly on th...
by shereblue
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121398
Views: 5239868

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Ooop, this doesn't look good. Then there are the White House staff appointments. Ron Klain, who has previously been chief of staff to two vice-presidents – Al Gore and Biden – will take the top job as White House chief of staff. Jen O'Malley Dillon, who became Biden's campaign manager in April, wil...
by shereblue
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17866
Views: 409357

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

So Gove now proffers a cakeist about turn on UK attitudes to control of sovereign borders. Up shit creek, the UK has volunteered a laissez faire approach to customs checks on goods at its borders. He seeks to blame any border chaos on the EU for not reciprocating and dumping a "rules are rules" appr...
by shereblue
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17866
Views: 409357

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

In the minds of these Little Engalnde4s sovereignty means you do what you like and everybody else just accepts it. :lol: Lol. I'm asking what are you going to do about it. The UK is protecting its internal market from a possible attempt to break it up by imposing unfair trade restrictions on NI wit...
by shereblue
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17866
Views: 409357

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

In the minds of these Little Engalnde4s sovereignty means you do what you like and everybody else just accepts it. :lol: Lol. I'm asking what are you going to do about it. The UK is protecting its internal market from a possible attempt to break it up by imposing unfair trade restrictions on NI wit...
by shereblue
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17866
Views: 409357

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

In the minds of these Little Engalnde4s sovereignty means you do what you like and everybody else just accepts it. :lol: Lol. I'm asking what are you going to do about it. The UK is protecting its internal market from a possible attempt to break it up by imposing unfair trade restrictions on NI wit...
by shereblue
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kilts vs Frogs
Replies: 85
Views: 2226

Re: Kilts vs Frogs

I dislike poaching in rugby. While I respect the right of people to adopt a new country and to chose to become citizens of that country, it makes sense when that choice is a choice of heart. When this becomes a monetary motivation, it loses any meaning. I don't know how poaching can be prevented th...
by shereblue
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has rugby turned boring?
Replies: 55
Views: 1637

Re: Has rugby turned boring?

Jiffy's talking bollocks. There's only about 10 scrums a match nowadays. England manage quick ball, as do other teams that aren't Wales. Defence has always been on top except in the basketball rugby of the super-whatever - which was shit (but they could look at moving the offside line 5m back from ...
by shereblue
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RIP DOMINICI
Replies: 83
Views: 4302

Re: RIP DOMINICI

RIP Christophe.

Will always remember your momentum turning try in 99 - and your role in the first one.

https://youtu.be/TakuB1wDuFw
by shereblue
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nissan to close Sunderland op - 7000 jobs
Replies: 28
Views: 1285

Re: Nissan to close Sunderland op - 7000 jobs

rebutted according to local paper report. https://www.sunderlandecho.com/business/nissan-dismisses-reports-it-set-close-its-sunderland-plant-3045230 Nissan is hardly likely to respond that it's a fair cop and the magazine was right to splash its plant closure plans [if any]. In September 2019, Hond...
by shereblue
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kilts vs Frogs
Replies: 85
Views: 2226

Re: Kilts vs Frogs

He'd have been tied to Fiji by playing U20. Switching to sevens was a way to get untied before the Olympics... not sure if that still works. Me neither. He'd have won Gold had he made the Fiji team. No criticism, but there is a more pressing Gold to aspire to when living in a relatively poor countr...
by shereblue
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kilts vs Frogs
Replies: 85
Views: 2226

Re: Kilts vs Frogs

:frown: I always thought vakatawa was poached from Fiji, but he has a kiwi accent there? Born near Christchurch but Fijian and returned to Fiji as a young child. Now translating for Finn Russell. Did play a game or 2 for Fiji U 19s. Was spotted by Sireli Bobi, Fijian international at Racing Metro, ...
by shereblue
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kilts vs Frogs
Replies: 85
Views: 2226

Re: Kilts vs Frogs

:frown: I always thought vakatawa was poached from Fiji, but he has a kiwi accent there? Born near Christchurch but Fijian and returned to Fiji as a young child. Now translating for Finn Russell. Did play a game or 2 for Fiji U 19s. Was spotted by Sireli Bobi, Fijian international at Racing Metro, ...
by shereblue
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Special Air Services Regiment
Replies: 130
Views: 3681

Re: Australian Special Air Services Regiment

You obey all legal orders. Not illegal ones. Long established doctrine. :thumbup: Keep your head down do what everyone else does and come back alive Thats about it. This criminal investigation will be a witch hunt and will not be good for the ADF. I should remind everyone that the report is all on ...
by shereblue
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are Ireland a symbol of all that's wrong with International Rugby
Replies: 96
Views: 3748

Re: Are Ireland a symbol of all that's wrong with International Rugby

mdaclarke wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:38 am .....but I would add a requirement that you become a citizen of the country you wish to represent.
where France leads, MDA Clarke follows :thumbup: .

Vakatawa actually failed his first attempt at becoming a French citizen.
by shereblue
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official "How badly are England going to beat Wales?" thread
Replies: 82
Views: 3206

Re: Official "How badly are England going to beat Wales?" thread

I've had the misfortune to watch Wales take several hammerings from England in the flesh (I was the 'lucky' recipient of numerous Wales tickets during the early 00's). Preceding each of those games was the same sense of dread...a sense that has recently returned. Not only do I not see how Wales can...
by shereblue
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 121398
Views: 5239868

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Conservative Judge doesn't hold back in criticism of Trumps legal case. Early in his opinion, Brann summarizes the lawsuit in ten damning words: “Plaintiffs ask this Court to disenfranchise almost seven million voters.” The mere fact that Trump’s lawyers would even request such as thing is audaciou...